Postal Ballots

Part of Department for Constitutional Affairs – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 7th September 2004.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) 2:30 pm, 7th September 2004

Of course, there will be assistance and delivery points—effectively the ballot box scenario—in that particular referendum. The Electoral Commission considered that very question and concluded that there should continue to be an all-postal ballot in that referendum. That is the judgment of the Electoral Commission and I commend its report to the hon. Gentleman.